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AIDS Treatments Seek To Eradicate Virus, Restore Immunity
... patients, but to answer somefundamental questions about
the viability of bone marrow transplantationin AIDS therapy. The team plans to treat about
a dozen HIV-infected patients with lymphoma-- patients for whom traditional chemotherapy has failed...
Study Says Machine Sensors Applicable To Human Ills
..., the two researchers say. Hall predicts that in about
five years, a person could go to a physician'soffice and insert an arm or a leg into an acoustic measuring device thatwould identify incipient cracks or other flaws in the bone. Although anx-ray can now detect bone flaws, it can also cause radiation-...
DNA Imaging to Design Better Drugs
...illion molecules ata time and then make inferences about
the behavior of individualmolecules," he said. Fourth-year graduate student Joseph E. Coury, working underBottomley's direction, is responsible for much of the development of thenew assay. Third-year graduate student Lori McFail-Isom, a student ofWi...
Digital Speech Analysis Tests Sobriety
... two researchers approached Cummings after hearing about
herthesis work at Georgia Tech, published in 1992, on how <AHREF="http://www.ece.gatech.edu/research/DSP/">speech changes whenproduced under emotional stress or with linguistic effects such astalking quickly or slowly, loudly or softly. "Gi...
Use Of Surfectant Therapy Widens Gap In Death Rate Of Black And White Newborns
...ite babies." The mortality rate for all infants is about
2.5 times higher forblacks than for whites. After the introduction of surfactant, theresearchers found that black premature infants were three times more likelyto die than white premature babies. Hamvas compared birth and death certificates for all 1...
Chemists Develop Probe To Detect Changes In Imaging Agents Inside Body
...ned to be in a unique position of knowingsomething about
nuclear medicine and also about
developingsensors. We're probably the only group in the world with thosetwo skills." The sensors are...
New Colorectal Cancer Treatment Available
...ator of the study. "But we also need to know more about
the usefulness of CPT-11 when used for first line treatment, either alone, or in combination with standard chemotherapy," he added. Standard chemotherapy for metastatic colon or rectal cancer usually involves the use of the drugs 5-fluorouracil (5FU)...
Hopkins Researchers Develop Under-The-Skin Implant For Pain Treatment
... financial resources as well as widespread concern about
uncontrolled use of narcotics, governments in deve...g to Indian physicians because it reduces concerns about
illegal sales of these drugs. Following the successful completion of U.S. trials, the researchers ho...
Maternal Exposure To Crack Cocaine Produces Stressed Newborns
... sponsored by the NationalInstitutes of Health, of about
1,400 infants and children. Given that studiesof c...s designed to providescientifically valid findings about
the effects of substance exposure in thewomb. "Newborns who were exposed to crack looked like norma...
Alzheimer's disease center seeks patients for new drug studies
...esearchers at UT Southwestern are hoping to enroll about
15 patients and have set a maximum of 24 patients ...Texas testing center. Researchers expect to enroll about
15 patients in the 24-week trial. The oral medication is intended to alleviate the major symptoms of...
What Makes Tics Tick? Clues Found In Tourette Twins' Caudates
...that characterize Tourette Syndrome, which affects about
100,000 Americans with its full-blown form and up to 0.5% of the population with milder symptoms. The researchers report on their findings in the August 30th issue of Science. In a brain imaging study of identical twins differently affected by th...
Tacrolimus Stops Rejection Of Kidney Transplants
...cant advance for our patients," he added. Although about
half of kidney transplant patients will experience at least one episode of rejection, a temporary boost in their medications-increased doses of corticosteroids or anti-lymphocyte antibodies-can usually bring the rejection under control. About 10 to 1...
Study Demonstrates Safety & Effectiveness Of Asthma Drug
...ericans with mildasthma -- and their physicians -- about
the safety and effectiveness ofinhaled beta-agonists, according to NHLBI director Claude Lenfant, M.D.Patients with only occasional asthma symptoms need not take medication regularly,he said. "Since more than half of the asthma patients in this coun...
Scientists Produce New Anti-Malarial Compound
...an thoseanalogs of artemisinin. A scientific paper about
the compounds was published on Sept. 30in Tetrahedron Letters, an international science journalpublished in the United Kingdom. The research is being conductedby a team of scientists led by Gary H. Posner, Scowe Professor ofChemistry in The Johns Hop...
Raising The Retirement Age In The United States Could Save Billions In Social Security Payments
...rage life expectancy in the United States today is about
75.5 years-- slightly over 73 for men and about
79 for women. The average life expectancywas 61.7 when Social Security was passed into law in 1935....
Means To Predict Which HIV+ Infants Will Rapidly Develop AIDS Outlined By Emory University Researchers
...e this subgroup of HIV-infected infants represents about
15 percent of all HIV-infected children. They found that 82 percent of infants in the thymic-defect group would develop AIDS before their first birthday and 38 percent would die; 96 percent would develop AIDS before their second birthday and two-thi...
Stents Work Well, But Are Costly: Will Hospitals Continue To Use Them?
...sty that delivers a stent. Analyzingthe results in about
400 patients, he found that stenting costs about
$13,000-- roughly $2,000 to $3,000 more than regular angioplasty. To many cardiologists and patie...
KUMC Researchers Announce Breakthrough Method For Predicting Epileptic Seizures
...cret of predicting when a patient with epilepsy is about
to have a seizure. In recent studies of 125 s... anyone has been able to predict when a seizure is about
to happen. Prior to this, seizures were considered unpredictable," Osorio said. The research is...
It Matters Where, In America, You Suffer A Heart Attack
...outcomes," Mark said. "It combines quick decisions about
use of interventions, a moderate use of those procedures and fewer hospital days. How much this is due to the influence of more managed care in that part of the country, we can't say." After dividing the country into U.S. census regions, the resea...
Postmature Infants Not As Easily Calmed As Other Newborns
...y attachments to their mothers. A scientific paper about
the findings will be published in theJanuary issue of the Journal of Physiology and Behavior. Thepaper was written by Smith, Marie J. Hayes, a psychologyprofessor at the University of Maine, and former graduatestudents Shawn M. Roberts of the Univers...
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